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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Disability-Specific Organizations

Here are some of the local organizations that focus on services, resources, and advocacy related to specific disabilities or specific kinds of disability.


Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Statewide 501(c)(3), not-for-profit association dedicated to creating a better future through brain injury prevention, resource facilitation (Information & Referral), education, advocacy, and statewide support groups and peer mentoring.

Easterseals Oregon

Easterseals provides services to children and adults with disabilities as well as support to their families.

Hearing Loss Association of Oregon

Our primary purpose is to educate ourselves, our families, friends, co-workers, teachers, health care providers, government and others about hearing loss. We provide information on many aspects of hearing loss, from technological and medical advances to c

Learning Disability Association (LDA) of Oregon

a non-profit organization that serves as a resource, referral and information center for adults with learning disabilities, parents of children with learning disabilities and professionals working in the field of learning disabilities.

Multnomah County Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Multnomah County is a case management agency that hires Service Coordinators to provide individually focused care coordination and planning to children and adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. See also "Aging & Disability Services."

Multnomah County Mental Health Services

Find out about free or low-cost mental health services. You can also call the mental health call center 24/7 at 503-988-4888. See also "Aging and Disability services."

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Multnomah

Improves the quality of life for individuals and families living with mental illness through support, education, and advocacy.

National Federation of the Blind, Oregon Chapter

NFB of Oregon carries on its work through chapters, divisions and groups. These various bodies provide support, information, and resources regarding a wide range of professions, recreational activities, special interests, legislative issues, fundraising p

Northwest Down Syndrome Association

Works to increase education, promote public understanding and acceptance, work toward full inclusion, and defend the civil rights of individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.

Oregon Association of the Deaf

Promote, protect, and preserve the civil rights, and advocate to enhance the quality of life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Oregonians.

Oregon Commission for the Blind

Statewide organization that provides specialized services, including independent-living skills training, vocational rehabilitation, and youth transition to adults who experience vision loss. Also provides business services across Oregon.

Oregon Mental Health Consumers Association

The Oregon Mental Health Consumers Association is active at meetings across the state where key decisions are made regarding policy-making, public funds investment and infrastructure development for systems of care.

Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition

We advocate for the equal rights of people with disabilities. We fight for self-determination and full inclusion in society. We develop programs to help further the advancement of people with disabilities. Our goal is to impact legislation.

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

A community based support network that promotes education, health, advocacy, self-reliance and awareness

The Arc Multnomah-Clackamas

The Arc provides advocacy, support and services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon

Provides services to children, adults, and families with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities to ensure everyone can make their own choices and be full members of community.